226. Boy Catching Baseball Trade Card
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||226. Boy Catching Baseball Trade Card
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 7/16″|
|Number in Set
226. Boy Catching Baseball Trade Card Overview
This was a trade card used to promote various businesses.
The picture on the card shows a smiling boy catching a baseball and wearing a blue jacket and red hat on a cream-colored card. The bottom includes a generic blank box, which could be used for a business’ printed or stamped information.
The card is a rare one. It is not seen for sale often, though, that is aided by the fact that is is commonly offered with no markings on it and listed generically by sellers. It is not uncommon, either, to find the card with a blank box on the front but with a full back advertisement.
Like many trade card issues, the date of the card is not known. However, it is commonly dated to late in the 19th century.
This card was numbered separately by noted trade card collector Frank Keetz in his book, “Baseball Advertising Trade Cards, 3rd Edition.” It was a trade card he identified but did not have a printed title on it. Because of that, he catalogued it with a number instead, which is the number in the title shown here.
226. Boy Catching Baseball Trade Card Checklist
This appears to be a standalone issue not part of a set.
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